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The Great Ocean Road Running Festival is held in a beautiful and unique area of Victoria, Australia on the Southern Ocean.

Each year that this event has been conducted, it has attracted many athletes from around the world, all eager to participate in this challenging and pristine environment.

The Great Ocean Road is an icon in Australia and is renowned throughout the world for its beauty and panoramic views of the Southern Ocean. It has a colourful history surrounding its construction and ultimate destinations along the coastline.

Anyone travelling along this road by car would not be able to experience the absolute serenity and at times the wilderness experience that you as a runner can. As you run along this course, with no traffic at all, you can almost hear the waves calling your name. The only sound you will hear is the soft thud of footsteps from your fellow competitors.

If you are driving down to Apollo Bay via the Great Ocean Road, you can see kangaroos usually lounging on the Golf Course at Anglesea – worth a brief stopover on route. Koalas are often found ‘snoozing’ during the day high up in certain gum trees along the Great Ocean Road.


We have partnered with Travelling Fit to bring you a series of travel packages to plan your holiday to the Great Ocean Road Running Festival. For information on official travel packages, click on the relevant event distance below:



The state of Victoria, Australia is located in the southern regions of the country enjoying a diversity of lifestyles, scenery, and weather variations.

Apollo Bay is situated on the Southern Ocean, and is a picturesque seaside town boasting mountainous ranges rolling right down to the glorious,  bountiful bay and seashores.

It is a vibrant town with lots of lovely restaurants serving all the abundant seafood that the region is so famous for, especially its crayfish!

For more information, please call the Great Ocean Road Visitors Centre in Apollo bay on 1300 OTWAYS (689 297) or you can visit their website on

For all of the best attractions that Victoria has to experience, including galleries, cafes, restaurants and more, click here. Make sure to check out more of Victoria’s packed events calendar here.

To learn and explore other unique Australian experiences worth seeing while you are here for the Great Ocean Road Marathon, click here.

Discover Lorne and the Surf Coast region with Explore Surf Coast. Head over to to find out what to do, where to eat, drink and stay whilst visiting.

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